Volunteers develop Facial Paralysis after COVID-19 Vaccine

According to reports, a massive concern regarding health safety has risen after the people in the United Kingdom starting vaccinating against the coronavirus pandemic. According to the US Food and Drug Administration regulators, four volunteers who’ve been given the shots during the trial stage have developed Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s palsy or Facial Paralysis is a medical condition that causes half of the face to droop.

Major Decisions Regarding Coronavirus Taken at Apex Committee

Islamabad, 7th December: A special meeting of the Apex Committee chaired by the CM was convened today regarding major decisions during the second wave of coronavirus. Corps Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, General Officer Commanding 10 Division Major General Muhammad Aniq-ur-Rehman Malik, DG Rangers Punjab Major General Muhammad Amir Majeed and senior military officials attended the meeting.

Indus downstream habitat peril: Blind dolphin species besieged by plastic, pesticides pollution

LAHORE, Dec 06 (APP): Anthropological activities are an alarming threat to biodiversity, as human developmental projects including trade, climate change have made wildlife invasive, compelling every species to disappear from earth or rapidly change its habitat. Various reports reveal that animals are disappearing at hundreds of times more than the traditional (normal) rate, and primarily because their habitats and abodes are shrinking at an alarming pace.

Asteroid Dust Collected by Japan Probe Arrives on Earth

Tokyo, Dec 5 (AFP/APP): In a streak of light across the night sky, samples collected from a distant asteroid arrived on Earth on Sunday after being dropped off by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2. Scientists hope the precious samples, which are expected to amount to no more than 0.1 grams of material, could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.

SKMH Fundraising Telethon: Shibli Appeals to Expats & Locals for Generous Contribution

ISLAMABAD, Dec 05 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Saturday made a passionate appeal to benevolent overseas Pakistanis and locals to donate generously in the live fundraising transmission of Prime Minister Imran Khan with a television channel for Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKH), treating 75 per cent of cancer patients of the country.

Chinese Enterprise to Set Up Gene and Cell Technology Research Centre in Pakistan

BEIJING, Dec 5 (APP): A Chinese enterprise in collaboration with a Pakistani partner will market its products and set up a gene and cell research and transformation center in Pakistan. The cloud conference and signing ceremony was attended by officials from both China and Pakistan, two enterprises, banks and media.  

‘Vaccines Do Not Equal Zero COVID’: WHO

Geneva, Dec 4 (AFP/APP): The roll-out of vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic will not by itself eliminate the deadly coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The WHO warned against complacency and what it said was an erroneous belief that because vaccines are on the near-horizon, the crisis is over.

US Shortens COVID Quarantine Advice from 14 days to ‘Easier’ 10

Washington, Dec 2 (AFP/APP): US health officials on Wednesday recommended a shortened quarantine period for people exposed to Covid-19, from 14 to 10 days if they haven't taken a test and have not developed symptoms. This can be further reduced to just seven days if the exposed person receives a negative test, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist Henry Walke said.

WHO recommends wearing masks indoors

Baaghi TV: The World Health Organisation has recommended wearing facemasks when indoors with other people, if the ventilation seems inadequate while giving an update on its COVID-19 guidance on masks, AFP reported. The new recommendations apply in areas of known or suspected cluster or community transmission of the new coronavirus. The World Health Organization also urges people not to wear masks during vigorous physical activity.

People Not Cooperating in Second Wave of COVID19 : Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Asad Umar on Wednesday said the people aren’t supporting the government in the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic as they assume coronavirus is not a danger for them. Talking to a private news channel, he said during the first wave, political, social and religious leadership are on the same page but unfortunately that position is not being sighted now.

Putin Orders ‘Large-Scale’ Vaccinations to Start Next Week

Moscow, Dec 2 (AFP/APP): Vladimir Putin told health officials Wednesday to start widespread vaccinations next week, adding that the country has produced close to 2 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine. Same day Britain approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for a rollout starting next week. Last week Russia announced that interim test results showed Sputnik V vaccine is 95 percent effective, a higher efficacy than its international competitors.

A baby born with COVID-19 Antibodies surprises everyone

30th  November 2020: A Singaporean woman who contracted the coronavirus has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus. According to reports, doctors in Singapore are studying the impact of COVID-19 on unborn babies, when an infected mother delivered an infant earlier this month who had antibodies against the virus but did not carry the disease.

QAU Ranked 106th Among Best Asian Universities

ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (APP): Quaid-I-Azam University’s(QAUs) excellence in research and teaching placed at 106th among the best Asian Universities according to recently announced prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings. Quaid-I-Azam University has strengthened and improved its international position by moving up to five places from its last year’s ranking based on the quality of teaching, reputation and increase in academic citations.

Two Snow Leopards Spotted in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Two snow leopards were spotted by a team of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on Tuesday, WWF GB head Haider Raza said on Wednesday. Talking to APP, he said the pair was safe in their natural habitat. He said according to surveys, about 400 to 700 snow leopards were reported in GB.

Workshop & Exhibition on ‘AI in Healthcare’ From Tuesday

ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (APP): A two-day workshop and exhibition on "Artificial Intelligence in healthcare" will start at COMSTECH on Tuesday for deliberating upon the use of AI for developing smart healthcare system. The objective is to bring together the researchers, industrialists and practitioners interested in the specification, design, and development of AI to cultivate smart healthcare systems that will improve personal healthcare in a better way.

Self-Examination Vital for Early Diagnosis & Treatment of Breast Cancer: Samina Alvi

ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (APP): First Lady Samina Alvi on Sunday said the self-examination of breasts by women could lead to early diagnosis and easy treatment of breast cancer without any complications. Addressing at the prize distribution ceremony of a cricket match between the female parliamentarians and women journalists for creating awareness on breast cancer, she said the Pink Ribbon drive is not confined to October.

PDM’s Illogical Show Put People’s Lives in Danger: Experts

PESHAWAR, Nov 22 (APP): The PDM leadership has put lives of thousands of people in danger by holding an illogical public show here on Sunday, political, health and economic experts said. Taimur Salim Jhagra, KPK Minister for Health, said that coronavirus cases have increased manifold, especially in Peshawar, and in such an alarming situation the holding of a public meeting was an illogical and irrational decision.

Pakistan’s second COVID-19 spike data is of concern, PM Khan

Islamabad: In the wake of the growing number of Coronavirus cases and simultaneous rise in death toll, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed concern. Taking to social networking website Twitter, the Prime Minister stated that the spike in data since the second wave started is alarming. He tweeted, “Pakistan’s second COVID 19 spike data is of concern”.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Treating and Reversing Heart Failure

ISLAMABAD, November 22 (online):  A newly released study found that people with heart failure who received the diabetes drug empagliflozin showed significant improvements in heart structure and function, with many experiencing a reversal of the disease. Treatment options for heart failure include taking prescription drugs, reducing the amount of sodium in the diet, consuming a lower volume of liquids, and making any necessary lifestyle changes.

Cynical Hostility Might Lead to Cardiovascular Disease

ISLAMABAD, November 22 (online):  In today’s turbulent political climate, hostility is becoming an increasingly familiar part of everyday life. This negative environment not only makes it uncomfortable to socialise, but prolonged, cynical hostility may pose a serious health issue. According to a study on data from 196 participants of a stress test at Carnegie Mellon University, cynical hostility may cause an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

COVID-19: What is KSA doing to get the vaccine?

Lahore, 20th November, Baaghi TV: The coronavirus vaccine is now in the final stages. Dr Abdullah Al-Rubayeh, superintendent of the King Salman Relief Center in Saudi Arabia, said the results regarding the coronavirus vaccine are “very encouraging.” Regarding the distribution of the vaccine, Dr Al-Rubayeh said that “there is strong hope the distribution of coronavirus vaccine will begin before the end of December this year.”  

COVID-19: Rampant violations of SOPs in notable institutions as cases rise

Lahore, 19th November: Educational Institutes, though have opened during the coronavirus pandemic, but are constantly violating the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Unfortunately, some elite schools and colleges in the city have shown irresponsible behaviour towards the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, following which the cases among students have risen and many of such institutes are getting closed.

ARI Termed Common Cause of Death in Developing Country Minors

MULTAN, Nov 19 (APP): Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) is a common cause of death in children of developing countries with five million morbidity globally due to Pneumonia. Risk factors responsible for higher morbidity are low birth weight, malnutrition, Vitamin A deficiency, source of infection in the family, chilling, over crowding, indoor and urban pollution. Parents are advised to get children immunised according to the EPI schedule.

Study reveals Mouthwash can kill COVID-19

18th November 2020, Baaghi TV: According to reports from international health officials, a new study has found that over-the-counter mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of exposure in a lab setting. The study, conducted by researchers at Cardiff University, found that mouthwash containing at least 0.07 per cent cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) showed “promising signs” of reducing transmission in saliva.

Punjab University gets another major international recognition

Lahore: Three professors of Punjab University have been included in the world’s top 2% researchers on which the Vice Chancellor Dr. Niaz Ahmed congratulated the teachers on the great international achievement. According to the details, Punjab University got another major international award, three professors were included in the world’s best 2% researchers. One hundred and sixty thousand (160,000) researchers from all fields were included in the global ranking.

COVID May Have Appeared in Italy Earlier Than Thought: Study

ROME, Nov 16 (Xinhua/APP): The coronavirus may have been circulating in Italy since September 2019, three months before emerging in China, according to a study released Sunday by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in Milan. If true, it would mean that the virus was present there three months before the first report in China in December 2019, and five months before the first official casein Italy on Feb. 21, 2020.

Health Minister Inaugurates Corona Management Centre at RIU

RAWALPINDI, Nov 14 (APP): Punjab Health Minister, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid Saturday inaugurated 100 beds Corona Management Centre at Rawalpindi Institute of Urology (RIU). Talking to newsmen here at RIU, the Minister said that the Corona Center was set up in anticipation of an increase in the number of Corona virus patients to facilitate patients by providing treatment in a safe and secure environment.

COVID-19, attempt to hack the secret behind the vaccine?

According to Baaghi TV, three different groups of hackers have tried to steal the secrets of the corona vaccine. This claim has been made by Microsoft. According to the British magazine, Microsoft claimed that one of the hacker groups that tried to steal the secrets of the vaccine was from Russia while the two groups belong to North Korea.

German School Finds DIY Answer to Anti-Virus Ventilation

MainzBretzenheim, Germany, Nov 13 (AFP/APP): Keeping windows open to combat COVID19 is easier said than done in winter. One German school has tried a DIY ventilation system designed by a teacher's scientist husband. "It works like a kitchen extractor fan", said inventor Frank Helleis. Narrow pipes attached to plastic funnels hang over every desk which connect, and air is directed out by a fan.